The stirrings of creation.

IMG_0363   During my recent time off I had decided to make time for being creative, which had fallen off as my stress levels had increased. My motivation had ceased to exist. My first attempt needed to be something that I wouldn’t  have to use too many brain cells to accomplish.

LIttle nest and bird at the top.
LIttle nest and bird at the top.

I’ve had this wire tree that usually spends most of the year in the basement with the Christmas decorations. This year I decided that I was going to try and find other ways of using this tree. During February I created little felt hearts. When the first day of Spring was coming I decided the tree needed an update. I went to JoAnn Fabrics to see what I could find. I ended up finding some plain brown paper eggs and in the flower section some mosses and fern leaves. I also thought that a little glitter never hurt any thing so I picked up some green glitter too. I spent about 3 days glueing the moss, fern leaves and glitter to the eggs. I also drew a spiral design on a few eggs with a gold sharpie. When I was done I was very happy with how things turned out.

Close up of a few eggs.
Close up of a few eggs.

After completing this small project I decided that I might be able to take on something a little more challenging and began laying out a purse for felting. I’ll update you as I go.

 

In the mean time it’s actually a beautiful day outside and I can finally see my daffodils poking their heads up. Spring is taking a long time to get to Michigan this year but the birds and the plants are telling me it is definitely coming, we just need to be patient. I think it’s time to soak up a little Vitamin D.